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Faculty Leadership

Position: Dean of Natural Sciences
Tel: 021 959 9253
Email: adube@uwc.ac.za 
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Position: Deputy Dean of Learning & Teaching and Senior Professor
Tel: 021 959 9760
Fax: 021 959 1241
Email: dholgate@uwc.ac.za

 

Position: Deputy Dean of Research & Associate Professor
Tel: +27 (021) 959-3049
Fax: +27 (021)  959-3055
Email: fngece@uwc.ac.za

Bio:
Prof Ajayi is an Associate Professor at the Chemistry Department and a research leader at the Enzyme Sensor Laboratory, SensorLab at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). She teaches Physical Chemistry at second, third year and honours level and is involved in postgraduate research supervisions. Prof Ajayi completed both her undergraduate and postgraduate studies, and later her PhD in 2011. At SensorLab she specialises in research that involves the development of drug (particularly HIV and TB treatment drugs) metabolism sensors and the synthesis of various green method synthesized metallic nanomaterials and finding biological applications for them. Prof Ajayi has published various research articles and has contributed towards the completion of book chapters. She is also a Reviewer Team Member at Biosensors, MDPI Journal and a Material Science Advisory Board Member at Cambridge Scholars Publishing. She is the recipient of grant awards from the South African National Research Foundation and Water Research Commission of South Africa and has research collaborates at South Africa’s Council of Geosciences, Mintek, University of Johannesburg and iThembaLabs apart from UWC’s School of Dentistry and Biotechnology and Information Systems Departments. Internationally, she collaborates extensively in Zambia, Mozambique, Kenya France and the USA. Ajayi has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia Campus, USA and the University of Cergy Pontoise in France. She is also an active member of South African Chemical Institute (SACI), International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET) and is the current co-chair (2019-2020) at the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS). Currently, Prof Ajayi serves on the University of the Western Cape’s Institutional Forum, and is part of the Research Task Team for University’s Institutional Operational Plan and the University’s Senate Academic Planning Commitee

Early 2017, Prof Ajayi established AmaQawe ngeMfundo a non-profit organization aimed at providing on-site science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) experiments for learners in marginalized communities. Later the same her, she established KasiMaths; a scalable low-cost mathematic HUB for learners in marginalised communities after winning first prize at the prestigious 2017 TechWomen Programme in Silicon Valley. In 2018 Prof Ajayi was named one of South Africa’s Inspiring Fifty Women in STEM in South Africa in recognition of her research work and its translation to the broader community. In 2019, Ajayi was selected as a fellow of the Africa Science Leadership Programme and was also awarded the UWC DVC Community Engagement Award for the same reason. She is also the one of 20 nominated 2019 AIMS Next Einstein Fellow as well and one of two 2019 prestigious NRF Excellence Emerging Leader/Early Career Researcher Awardees.  In 2020 she was also nominated as a fellow of the NRF Future Professors Programme.

Position: Deputy Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Senior Professor (Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics)
Tel: 021 959 3917
Fax:
Email: kpatidar@uwc.ac.za 

Position: Teaching and Learning Specialist
Tel: 021 959 2311
Fax: 021 959 2266
Email: cconana@uwc.ac.za

Position: Senior Faculty Officer & Faculty Manager (Acting)
Tel: 021 959 2178
Fax: 021 959 2266
Email: kparker@uwc.ac.za 
 

Dean's Office Staff

Position: Dean's Administrator
Tel: 021 959 2255
Fax: 021 959 2266
Email: ffsefela@uwc.ac.za 

Faculty Administrative Staff

Position: Faculty Officer
Tel: 021 959 3136
Fax: 021 959 2266
Email: nisaacs@uwc.ac.za 
 

Position: Faculty Officer
Tel: 021 959 3493
Fax: 021 959 2266
Email: riwilliams@uwc.ac.za 
 

Position:Faculty Officer: Research
Tel: 021 959 3664
Fax: 021 959 2266
Email: fpathan@uwc.ac.za 
 

Position: SMART Coordinator
Tel: 021 959 3133
Fax: 021 959 2266
Email: asnell@uwc.ac.za 
 

Position: Faculty Officer: HR
Tel: 021 959 2330
Email: ccarolus@uwc.ac.za 

Position:Administrative Officer: Postgraduate
Tel: 021 959 2975
Fax: 021 959 2266
Email: jdabrahams@uwc.ac.za 
 

Position: Administrative Officer
Tel: 021 959 3426
Email: canhendricks@uwc.ac.za

 

Position:Faculty Officer
Tel: 021 959 2338
Fax: 021 959 2266
Email: dduplooy@uwc.ac.za 
 

Position: Administrative Assistant: HR
Tel: 021 959 3782
Email: sgxagxama@uwc.ac.za

 

Position: Administrative Assistant: Postgraduate
Tel: 021 959 2975
Fax: 021 959 2266
Email: amota@uwc.ac.za
 
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